tina is 30 years old, lives in new york without a residence permit and works as a taxi driver to pay the bills. she lives with her mexican
tina is 30 years old, lives in new york without a residence permit and works as a taxi driver to pay the bills. she lives with her mexican grandmother eliana, who struggles to understand tina’s beginning process of transitioning. tormented by the constant fear of being deported and after witnessing transphobic violence in her neighborhood, tina becomes active in the local transgender community. the garden left behind is an intimate and multifaceted picture about the reality of an immigrant trans person in the trump era. the film does not only address trans realities on a narrative level but also makes sure that all transgender characters are played by transgender actors.
drama / 2019 / 88min usa/ brazil director flavio alves writers john rotondo, flavio alves producer roy wol editor alex lora cast michael madsen, ed asner, carlie guevara, danny flaherty, alex kruz, anthony abdo, miriam cruz, tamara m. williams, dawn young language & subs en ov & en subs